Sunday, August 20, 2017

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3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend: #63


Quote of the day: 

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions. -Chanakya



Malala Yousafzai accepted into Oxford University
Credit: Newsweek

At age 20 Malala Yousafzai has achieved a lot ever since she survived a gun attack in Pakistan for campaigning for girls' rights to education in 2012. The youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, education activist and author living in Birmingham has now been accepted to study philosophy, politics and economics at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford University. Malala will study the same course at the same college with one of her role models Benazir Bhutto, the former Pakistani Prime Minister. And just earlier this year she was made the youngest ever United Nations (UN) Messenger of Peace.



Bill Gates donation to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Credit: Los Angeles Times

The world's richest person Bill Gates has made a donation of $4.6 billion (around 64 million Microsoft shares) to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation -which helps to transform lives. This is his largest donation since 2000 with the gift amounting to 5 percent of his fortune -the world's biggest. Bill and Melinda Gates have given away $35 billion worth of stocks and cash since 1994. If he had kept his wealth he would be $50 billion richer today. Gates founded the Giving Pledge in 2010 with fellow billionaire and investor Warren Buffett, and since then have both been joined by 168 other individuals who promised to give away the vast majority of their wealth to charity.


Bravos House situated in Itajaí, Brazil

Bravos House situated in Itajaí, Brazil


As seen on Arch Daily, Bravos House
Architects: Jobim Carlevaro Arquitetos
Location: Itajaí, Brazil

Brief: Intimate space along with the growing landscape.

Theme:  Concrete pillars, wooden vertical brise soleil displays, made of Cumaru, a Brazilian tree species. The same wood is repeated in the moving panels of the upper floor. Pool offering an extension of the living room.

Photograph: Leonardo Finotti


Peace. Love. Light* 

54 comments:

  1. Hopefully, we'll hear more from Malala. Such an amazing young woman.

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    1. Oops. Forgot to add. Have a great weekend!

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  2. wow...the weekend is already here. I'm focusing way to much

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  3. Truly inspirational... And a nice house, too.

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  4. Hi Blogoratti - yes Malala is an inspiration to many and thank goodness she survived and can bring hope to others; the philanthropy of the world's richest is good to read too; while the houses are just beautiful ... cheers Hilary

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  5. Thanks for honoring a real heroine and a true benefactor.

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  6. I read Malala's book - quite a story of survival. As for Bill Gates, I wish more billionaires would follow his lead. Have a nice weekend.

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  7. Inspiring! We each can do something today for others, on a smaller scale but in our own communities. The world needs our kindness!

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  8. Yes, these two people from different generations are an inspiration to us all. Well chosen, B.

    Nice house! No need for curtains. ☺

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Great shorts!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  10. i love the home .. very cool shape. ( ;
    i will go check out Bud ... not sure i have heard his tunes before?

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  11. that is a beautiful home, love the architecture. if I gave 5 percent of my net worth you could not buy a bicycle with the money..

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  12. Thanks for sharing this inspiring post!

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  13. I know there are many billionaires that hold onto their money, how much more rewarding to share it, it's a win win situation! Happy weekend B.

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  14. Two totally different, yet equally inspiring individuals.

    I like the lap pool right outside the living space.

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  15. At age 20 Malala Yousafzai has lived two lifetimes already.

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  16. so do the foul deeds of People... have a pleasant Sunday.

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    1. Sorry about that ... lost track of days again.

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  17. An inspiring post with wisdom, courage, the spirit of giving and a beautiful building

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  18. Two wonderful people who make a difference in the world.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. Malala is an exceptional person. Her inner beauty far outshines the outer. It is a good day when we hear of wealthy people doing good with their wealth instead of hoarding it and looking for more.

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  20. Hooray for good news!!! Goodness knows, we can all use some.
    Have a blessed weekend!

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  21. Good news is always a great way to start a weekend. Malala is an amazing young woman who has come so far already in her young life and is sure to make an even greater impact. Mr. Gates and his wife are generous individuals and there should be more like them. The house is again another beautiful abode.

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  22. Two remarkable and yes inspiring people for certain....:)

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  23. This is really an inspiring post for me. Thanks for sharing this really GOOD stories.

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  24. Was well received on FB last week. I'm sharing this one too. Good job.

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  25. Beautiful quote. Consider me inspired!

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  26. Inspiration, we need more of it.

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  27. I like it when good things happen to good people.

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  28. Thanks for the really interesting post! Have a nice weekend)

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  29. Malala´s book sure is worth a read, too. Such a brave girl.
    Good on Bill Gates!
    And a beautiful house.

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  30. Malala is such a brilliant young woman!

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  31. I have a movie about Malala in my Netflix queue. I look forward to seeing it. Jeff Bezos is now the wealthiest person in the world.

    Love,
    Janie

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  32. Beautiful blog, excellent Malala.

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  33. Wonderful post and thank goodness there are people like them and you in the world ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  34. Truly inspiring people - the best of humanity! Wonderful post! xx K

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  35. You have done a good job of pointing out to the less informed , that not all rich people are tight fisted with their money. Trump could do with reading it.
    All the best, Gordon,

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  36. I enjoyed the reading your inspiring post. Great post dear!

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  37. inspirational writing my friend!
    i loved the way you shape up your post ,it is uniquely beautiful actually!

    Malala is pride of our homeland . our whole nation adore her bravery and courage that she showed for in the struggle for girls's education as almost 28 years back i felt the importance of this dare when my uncle (mom's brother) slapped me for going to school but being first from my village i continued my studies and for this i give credit to my dear late mother who supported me against all such odds.

    Bill and some other like him are Blessed people who have faith in God or Goodness and do it from their part .

    Loved the serene soothing plce display in last , curing!!!

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  38. Wish more people with lots of money donated like Bill Gates.

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  39. Yes a lovely house, I like the solidity of it, and the clear lines. Nice posts about Malala and the Gates..... you see, there are still good people in the world in spite of all the nasty stuff on the news.

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  40. If not for the house so close next door, I would love that pool and patio!

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  41. Bill Gates has helped us at my university for sure.

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  42. Really interesting! Thanks a lot for sharing)

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  43. Some people have the ability to make you hold your breath
    Churchill, The Queen, Bette Davis, ( yes) have done it Malala beats them hands down

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